Friday, November 22, 2019

Michael J. Pollard, Character Actor in ‘Bonnie and Clyde,’ Dies at 80


By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/movies/michael-j-pollard-dead.html?partner=IFTTT
A familiar face in movies and on television, he rose to fame in 1967 as the outlaw couple’s dimwitted accomplice, earning an Oscar nomination.

Watch Tom Hanks Embody Mister Rogers in ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’


By MEKADO MURPHY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/movies/a-beautiful-day-in-the-neighborhood-clip.html?partner=IFTTT
The Land of Make Believe gets a meticulous recreation in this scene on the set of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” The director Marielle Heller narrates a look.

Matthew Rhys and the All-Feeling Male


By CARA BUCKLEY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/01/movies/matthew-rhys-mister-rogers.html?partner=IFTTT
The Welsh actor learned a lot working on the Mister Rogers movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” starting with who Mister Rogers was.

‘Varda by Agnès’ Review: A Final Visit With an Irreplaceable Filmmaker


By A.O. SCOTT via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/movies/varda-by-agnes-review.html?partner=IFTTT
In her last film, Agnès Varda sums up a six-decade career.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

‘Shooting the Mafia’ Review: Crime Through a Watchful Lens


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/movies/shooting-the-mafia-review.html?partner=IFTTT
This documentary about the Sicilian photographer Letizia Battaglia is short on the whens and the hows of her story.

‘21 Bridges’ Review: Catch Us if You Can


By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/movies/21-bridges-review.html?partner=IFTTT
In this sturdy thriller, Chadwick Boseman plays a Manhattan detective on the hunt for two squirrelly cop killers.

‘Dark Waters’ Review: The Killing Fields of West Virginia


By MANOHLA DARGIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/movies/dark-waters-review.html?partner=IFTTT
In Todd Haynes’s latest, Mark Ruffalo plays a corporate defense lawyer who switches sides to defend a poisoned community.

‘Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator’ Review: The Toxic Man behind Yoga’s Hottest Trend


By BILAL QURESHI via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/movies/bikram-yogi-guru-predator-review.html?partner=IFTTT
This unsettling expose about the founder of Bikram yoga is the opposite of a meditative reprieve.

‘Frozen 2’ Review: The Cold Still Never Bothers Them


By MANOHLA DARGIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/movies/frozen-2-review.html?partner=IFTTT
The sisters and sidekicks from “Frozen” reconvene for another adventure with storms of feeling and a new power ballad.

The Moms of TikTok Are Deeply Corny — and Gloriously Free


By CARINA CHOCANO via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/magazine/tiktok-mom.html?partner=IFTTT
On Instagram, “mom” means linen-clad babies and perfect homes. On TikTok, it’s real women being their wholesome, goofy selves.

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Review: You Are My Friend


By A.O. SCOTT via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/movies/a-beautiful-day-in-the-neighborhood-review.html?partner=IFTTT
Tom Hanks plays Mister Rogers, the beloved children’s television host, as he comes to the aid of a suffering magazine writer.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Four Directors Cast Out of Hollywood. Four Different Futures.


By CARA BUCKLEY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/movies/roman-polanski-woody-allen.html?partner=IFTTT
Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Louis C.K. and Nate Parker are all trying comebacks. How they fare depends on the audience and the work, among other factors.

They’re Actual Supporting Actors, and Oscar Should Take a Look


By KYLE BUCHANAN via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/movies/oscar-supporting-actor-actress.html?partner=IFTTT
If leading performers drop into supporting categories to score a nomination, they may push out performances given by these seven standouts.

As Kids, They Starred in Holiday Hits. They Moved On. Can We?


By ASHLEY SPENCER via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/movies/christmas-movies-child-actors.html?partner=IFTTT
For former child actors best known for Christmas movies, “Groundhog Day” is probably the seasonal film that best describes their experiences.

She Had Two Heart Attacks, but Normal Arteries. What Was Going On?


By LISA SANDERS, M.D. via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/magazine/heart-attack-diagnosis.html?partner=IFTTT
Her doctors were puzzled until one asked a question she’d never heard before. The answer was yes, all the time, since childhood.

Roman Polanski’s French Film Industry Support May Be Waning


By MÉLISSA GODIN and ALEX MARSHALL via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/19/movies/roman-polanski-metoo-france-adele-haenel.html?partner=IFTTT
The director’s latest movie is topping the French box office, but a trade association is looking to suspend his membership.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Kids Who Love ‘Frozen’ and the Parents Who Love Them


By KEVIN NOBLE MAILLARD via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/19/movies/frozen-let-it-go-families.html?partner=IFTTT
We asked families about life with “Let It Go.” Whether playing it 91 times or blocking their ears, they all agree it has taken over their worlds.

The Other Charles Manson Movie Has a Lot to Say


By J. HOBERMAN via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/19/movies/charlie-says-mary-harron.html?partner=IFTTT
One of the best movies of 2019, Mary Harron’s “Charlie Says,” evokes counterculture of the late ’60s with relevance for today.

The New ‘Cats’ Trailer Is Here, Now With More Idris Elba


By BRUCE FRETTS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/19/movies/new-cats-trailer.html?partner=IFTTT
With longer looks at co-stars and a bigger emphasis on plot, the clip leaves out mention of behind-the-scenes personnel like Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Why Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot Are Tweeting #ReleaseTheSnyderCut


By KYLE BUCHANAN via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/19/movies/snyder-cut-gadot-affleck.html?partner=IFTTT
Their superhero film “Justice League” was a critical flop, but the stars want the original director’s vision restored.

Will Science Ever Give Us a Better Night’s Sleep?


By KIM TINGLEY via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/19/magazine/will-science-ever-give-us-a-better-nights-sleep.html?partner=IFTTT
Unraveling the mysteries of sleep might depend on studying the genes of people who don’t get much.

Watch Christian Bale Burn Rubber in ‘Ford v Ferrari’


By MEKADO MURPHY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/15/movies/ford-v-ferrari-clip.html?partner=IFTTT
The director James Mangold narrates a Le Mans racing scene featuring Bale and Matt Damon.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Congratulations, You’re a Congresswoman. Now What?


By SUSAN DOMINUS via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/18/magazine/ayanna-pressley-abigail-spanberger-democratic-women-congress.html?partner=IFTTT
Ayanna Pressley and Abigail Spanberger were part of a wave of Democrats who took office this year full of hope. Maintaining it has not been easy.